The Slow Streets program that debuted in Fayetteville last year will be back for 2021.
The program is a collaboration between cities and BikeNWA, and includes “soft closures” of several streets to provide more space for walking, running, riding bikes, skating or scooting.
Routes take place each weekend from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Sunday.
Traffic-calming signage is temporarily installed on and near the route and in the streets of the route to notify drivers that they are sharing the street with others. Routes are designed to be accessible and open to everyone.
Last year’s locations included the Wilson Park neighborhood, the historic district, Dickson Street, downtown, the South Washington Street-Walker Park neighborhood and the Betty Jo Drive/Jewel Road area.
The first Fayetteville route will open this Friday, April 30 and will run through May. It includes the streets around Ramay Junior High and Lewis Plaza (see map below).
Routes are also available in Rogers and Bentonville.